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Monthly Archives: August 2017

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQW Melbourne Technical Issue.

August 31, 2017

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BL VH-YQW operated QF1506 Hobart – Melbourne this afternoon, however its next scheduled flight as QF1536 Melbourne – Canberra was cancelled due to a technical issue. The aircraft was able to position Melbourne – Brisbane during the evening as QF6202.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZW Operates Ginbata Fifo Sector.

August 31, 2017

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZW operated a Perth – Ginbata Fifo sector early this evening as QF1356.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-NXD Positioning Flight.

August 31, 2017

QANTASLink Boeing 717-23S VH-NXD positioned Perth – Newman as QF6200 this afternoon in order to operate QF1819 Newman – Perth. There was no QF1818 Perth – Newman scheduled today however the earlier QF1088/QF1089 Perth – Newman rotation was cancelled.

QANTAS B738-800 VH-XZJ Solomon Rescue Mission.

August 31, 2017

Following the earlier Boeing 737-800 technical issue at Solomon, QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZJ positioned Perth – Solomon as QF6114 this morning in order to operate the delayed QF1389 Solomon – Perth Fifo sector.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZE Operates Ginbata Fifo Rotation.

August 31, 2017

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZE operated a Perth – Ginbata Fifo sector as QF1350 this morning, returning this afternoon after eight hours on the ground as QF1351.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZM Solomon Technical Issue.

August 31, 2017

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZM operated the QF1388 Perth – Solomon Fifo sector this morning, however it was unable to operate the return QF1389 due to a technical issue.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZO Operates Cloudbreak Fifo Rotation.

August 31, 2017

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZO operated a Perth – Cloudbreak Fifo rotation early this morning as QF1386/QF1387.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZH Operates Christmas Creek Fifo Rotation.

August 31, 2017

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZH operated a Perth – Christmas Creek Fifo rotation early this morning as QF1380/QF1381.

QANTAS Increase Melbourne – Singapore Capacity.

August 31, 2017

QANTAS today announced that it will upgauge the QF35/QF36 Melbourne – Singapore service from A330-200/300 to A380 operation from March 25th 2018. Additionally the 3 x weekly QF37/QF38 A330-200/300 rotation will be increased to a daily service.

QANTAS Sydney – London Heathrow Service to Return to Singapore Stopover.

August 31, 2017

QANTAS today announced that the QF1/QF2 Sydney – London Heathrow service will amend its stopover from Dubai to Singapore from 25th March 2018. The Sydney – Singapore sectors will replace the current QF5/QF6 Sydney – Singapore A380 service. QANTAS will retain codeshares on Emirates services between Australian ports and Dubai and beyond Dubai across the Emirates network to Europe but there will no longer be any QANTAS operated services to Dubai.

31/08/17 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

August 31, 2017

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF142 Auckland – Sydney
QF145 Sydney – Auckland
QF1088 Perth – Newman
QF1089 Newman – Perth
QF1536 Melbourne – Canberra
QF1554 Canberra – Brisbane Read more »

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZH Operates Ginbata Fifo Rotation.

August 30, 2017

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZH operated a Perth – Ginbata Fifo rotation this afternoon as QF1352/QF1353.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBF Positioning Flight.

August 30, 2017

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBF positioned Brisbane – Sydney as QF6143 this morning after arriving as QF652 from Perth.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZO Operates Ginbata Fifo Rotation.

August 30, 2017

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZO operated a Perth – Ginbata Fifo rotation early this morning as QF1358/QF1359.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZE Operates Solomon Fifo Rotation.

August 30, 2017

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZE operated a Perth – Solomon Fifo rotation early this morning as QF1388/QF1389.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZD Operates Cloudbreak Fifo Rotation.

August 30, 2017

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZD operated a Perth – Cloudbreak Fifo rotation this morning as QF1386/QF1387.

30/08/17 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

August 30, 2017

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF407 Sydney – Melbourne
QF465 Sydney – Melbourne
QF492 Melbourne – Sydney.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJU Enters Hong Kong Maintenance.

August 29, 2017

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJU entered the Hong Kong maintenance facility this evening after arriving as QF29 from Melbourne. There was no QF30 Hong Kong – Melbourne service scheduled today.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZK Operates Ginbata Fifo Rotation.

August 29, 2017

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZK operated a Perth – Ginbata Fifo rotation this afternoon as QF1352/QF1353.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQS Returns from Canberra Maintenance.

August 29, 2017

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BL VH-YQS which has been under maintenance at Canberra since 30th July, returned to service early this afternoon operating QF1516 Canberra – Sydney.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZU Operates Ginbata Fifo Sector.

August 29, 2017

After overnighting at Ginbata, QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZU operated a Ginbata – Perth Fifo sector this morning as QF1357.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZD Operates Ginbata Fifo Rotation.

August 29, 2017

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZD operated a Perth – Ginbata Fifo sector as QF1350 this morning, returning this afternoon after eight hours on the ground as QF1351.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZH Operates Solomon Fifo Rotation.

August 29, 2017

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZH operated a Perth – Solomon Fifo rotation early this morning as QF1388/QF1389.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZW Operates Christmas Creek Fifo Rotation.

August 29, 2017

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZW operated a Perth – Christmas Creek Fifo rotation early this morning as QF1380/QF1381.

29/08/17 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

August 29, 2017

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF484 Melbourne – Sydney
QF1486 Canberra – Sydney
QF1510 Canberra – Sydney
QF1513 Sydney – Canberra
QF1906 Perth – Karratha
QF1907 Karratha – Perth Read more »

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-NXJ Enters Canberra Maintenance.

August 28, 2017

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BL VH-NXJ entered the Canberra maintenance facility this evening after arriving as QF1553 from Brisbane. We understand this was intended to be a short routine stop but that the aircraft sustained damage and will be out of service for longer than anticipated.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZU Operates Ginbata Fifo Sector.

August 28, 2017

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZU operated a Perth – Ginbata Fifo sector early this evening as QF1356.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBL Operates Delayed Hong Kong Service.

August 28, 2017

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBL operated yesterday’s weather delayed QF117/QF118 Sydney – Hong Kong rotation this afternoon as QF117D/QF118D

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZP Returns from Sydney Maintenance.

August 28, 2017

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZP, which has been under maintenance at Sydney since 20h August, returned to service this morning operating QF735 Sydney – Adelaide. The aircraft has been fitted with Wifi.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZP Operates Ginbata Fifo Rotation.

August 28, 2017

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZP operated a Perth – Ginbata Fifo sector as QF1350 this morning, returning this afternoon after eight hours on the ground as QF1351.

28/08/17 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

August 28, 2017

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF403 Sydney – Melbourne
QF410 Melbourne – Sydney
QF1419 Sydney – Canberra
QF1478 Canberra – Sydney
QF2046 Sydney – Dubbo
QF2047 Dubbo – Sydney Read more »

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZV Enters Sydney Maintenance.

August 27, 2017

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZV entered the Sydney maintenance facility this evening after arriving as QF460 from Melbourne.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYG Positions to Seletar Maintenance.

August 27, 2017

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYG positioned Perth – Seletar for maintenance as QF6006 late this morning.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-NXL Positioning Flight.

August 27, 2017

QANTASLink Boeing 717-231 VH-NXL positioned Sydney – Perth this morning as QF6201 in order to operate QF1814 Perth – Port Hedland.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQT Positioning Flight.

August 27, 2017

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BL VH-YQT, which has been out of service at Canberra since 23rd August, positioned Canberra – Sydney as QF6200 this morning then returned to service operating QF1572 Sydney – Hamilton Island.

27/08/17 QANTAS Flight Cancellation.

August 27, 2017

QF2139 Canberra – Melbourne did not operate today.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEJ Operates Delayed Tokyo Haneda Service.

August 26, 2017

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEJ operated last night’s delayed QF25 Sydney – Tokyo Haneda this afternoon after arriving as QF12 from Los Angeles this morning.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBO Avalon Training Mission.

August 26, 2017

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBO operated a Melbourne – Melbourne training mission as QF6116 this morning making several approaches at Avalon.

26/08/17 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

August 26, 2017

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF2020 Sydney – Armidale
QF2021 Armidale – Sydney.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-NXL Positioning Flight.

August 25, 2017

QANTASLink Boeing 717-231 VH-NXL, which did not operate in service this morning, positioned Perth – Sydney this afternoon as QF6200.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXF Operates Ginbata Fifo Sector.

August 25, 2017

After overnighting at Ginbata, QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXF operated a Ginbata – Perth Fifo sector this morning as QF1357.

QANTAS Announce A380 Reconfiguration.

August 25, 2017

QANTAS today announced an upgrade programme for the A380 fleet which will see the aircraft reconfigured from the current 14F/64J/35W/371Y to 14F/70J/60W/341Y. First Class will be refurbished and will remain at the front of the lower deck. Business Class will switch from the current Skybed Mk2 to the Business Class Suites featured on the A330 and B787 fleets. Premium Economy will be upgraded to the product to be introduced on the B787 and Economy will be updated with new seat cushions and upgraded IFE. The expanded Premium Economy cabin will see removal of the Upper Deck Economy Class sections, and the front of the Upper Deck will see a larger lounge area for First/Business Class passengers. The programme will commence in the second quarter of 2019.

QANTAS Announce Upgrade for Final Two A330-200s.

August 25, 2017

QANTAS today announced that it will reconfigure the two remaining 36J/199Y configuration A330-200s, VH-EBG and VH-EBL, into the 28J/243Y configuration with Business Class Suites.

QANTAS Full Year Financial Results.

August 25, 2017

QANTAS today reported its full year figures for the period to 30th June 2017.  QANTAS reported a Statutory Profit of A$.1.181 billion down from A$1.42 billion last year. QANTAS Domestic showed a profit of A$645 million, up from A$578 million last year. QANTAS International showed a profit of A$327 million, down from A$512 million last year. Jetstar recorded a profit of A$417 million, down from A$452 million last year.  QANTAS Frequent Flyer reported A$369 million profit, up from a A$346 million profit last year. QANTAS Freight reported an A$47 million profit, down from A$64 million last year.

25/08/17 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

August 25, 2017

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF438 Melbourne – Sydney
QF449 Sydney – Melbourne
QF460 Melbourne – Sydney
QF495 Sydney – Melbourne
QF1511 Sydney – Canberra
QF1514 Canberra – Sydney Read more »

JetConnect B737-800 ZK-ZQA Positioning Flights.

August 24, 2017

JetConnect Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZQA positioned Christchurch – Wellington as NZ6171 late this afternoon after arriving as QF135 from Brisbane. The aircraft then operated QF172 Wellington – Melbourne before positioning Melbourne – Christchurch as QF6172.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEJ Operates QF11/QF12 Los Angeles Rotation.

August 24, 2017

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEJ operated the QF11/QF12 Sydney – Los Angeles rotation today in place of the scheduled A380.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBF Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

August 24, 2017

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBF, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 14th August, returned to service this morning operating QF589 Brisbane – Perth.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBM Enters Brisbane Maintenance.

August 24, 2017

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBM entered the Brisbane maintenance facility early this morning after arriving as QF652 from Perth.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZO Operates Ginbata Fifo Rotation.

August 24, 2017

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZO operated a Perth – Ginbata Fifo sector as QF1350 this morning, returning this afternoon after eight hours on the ground as QF1351.




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